who i am

(picture of mai'a)
  • life long learning about reproductive health and justice and listening to people’s stories about their connections with their bodies.
  • an outlaw midwife
  • passionate about herbal and self-induced abortions.
  • honor the privacy of others.
  • a birth worker, poet, journalist, visual artist, performer, vocalist,dancer, and organizer.
  • lived and worked in Chiapas, Mexico, Palestine and traveled to the Congo,Uganda, Burundi, and Ethiopia on a research delegation about the effects of war on women.
  • worked as the Regional Training Coordinator for a human rights NGO.
  • has organized and accompanied communities and persons within the domestic urban landscape, engaging in issues including: race, working poor, sex work, prisons, drug addiction, police brutality, and queer rights; also organized domestically and internationally around global issues.
  • raised in the Washington, DC area.
  • currently resides in Cairo, Egypt with my partner, habibi, and my daughter, aza theresa.